Back to school shopping is in full swing, and kids will be heading back to the classroom soon. I hope that more kids will be learning, not just how to use a computer, but also how to program a computer. Not just how to play a new game, but how to make a new game. Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu is a comprehensive programming environment and community.
Of course, the more parents and teachers and community members that are available to introduce kids to programming, the more kids will have the choice to explore it. I would like to provide information and inspiration in this blog that will give adults confidence to help kids learn computer programming. Please reply in the comments below to the following discussion question.
What advice do you have for the technology industry to get more kids interested in tech careers?
If you’d like to know more about introducing a young person to Scratch programming, read my previous article here Introduce a student to Scratch